iStumbler
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iStumbler is the leading wireless discovery tool for OS X, providing tools for finding AirPort networks, Bluetooth devices and Bonjour services with your Mac.
What's New
Version 100 (GM Candidate 5):
  • New graphs. S/N Graphs as sparklines in the Wi-Fi and bluetooth tables
  • multiple windows, along with a unified window design
  • reorganized info panels - more info, less clutter
  • units throughout - better formatting in the tables
  • updated graphics - some things still need to be updated but the wi-fi locks are nice
  • so many other changes I forget, and lots of fun new bugs
  • New graphs. S/N Graphs as sparklines in the Wi-Fi and bluetooth tables
  • multiple windows, along with a unified window design
  • reorganized info panels - more info, less clutter
  • units throughout - better formatting in the tables
  • updated graphics - some things still need to be updated but the wi-fi locks are nice
  • so many other changes I forget, and lots of fun new bugs
Version 100 (GM Candidate 5):
  • New graphs. S/N Graphs as sparklines in the Wi-Fi and bluetooth tables
  • multiple windows, along with a unified window design
  • reorganized info panels - more info, less clutter
  • units throughout - better formatting in the tables
  • updated graphics - some things still need to be updated but the wi-fi locks are nice
  • more...
Requirements
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.8 or later
  • AirPort, AirPort Extreme, or Bluetooth
  • Notification support requires the Growl Framework 0.7.3 or later





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iStumbler User Discussion (Write a Review)
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burypromote
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Libertyforall1776 commented on 29 Mar 2013
iStumbler Release 100 GM Candidate 4 is out! http://istumbler.net/beta/istumbler-100gmc4a.zip

http://istumbler.net/beta/index.html
[Version 99]

1 Reply

burypromote

+5
bbbc replied on 12 Apr 2014
Lion 10.7.5 = iStumbler Release 100 GM Candidate 4 = istumbler-100gmc4a.zip

This is the only utility of this nature that works with Lion. The others (KisMAC) are broken, work with 10.8+, or are commercial.
burypromote

+1

Roy-Earle reviewed on 18 Dec 2012
Fun and useful, but when I tried to uninstall it, it left shards in the Security and Privacy control panel under Locations that I can't figure out how to get rid of. Therefore it gets a low rating from me.

10.8.2 iMac
[Version 99]


burypromote

+21

Strych9 reviewed on 08 Dec 2012
Really great App. Neat and clean.

A Lion version is available on the developer site, soon a Moutain Lion I hope :-)
http://istumbler.net/beta/index.html

Thanks a lot !!
[Version 99]


burypromote

+375
B. Jefferson Le Blanc commented on 23 Dec 2011
OS X Lion has a built-in utility for testing WiFi networks, Wi-Fi Diagnostics Utility, which can be found in the /System/Library/CoreServices/ folder (as explained in a MacFixIt article: http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-13727_7-57346631-263/diagnosing-and-addressing-wi-fi-signal-quality-problems/).
[Version 99]

1 Reply

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Alice Auld replied on 30 Dec 2011
Hi,
DO you know if this sniffer shows up non-broadcast wifi networks ?

thanks,
Alice
burypromote
+2

+34

Surfpunk reviewed on 13 Sep 2011
I love this app, however on Lion it crashes shortly after start.

Hunting around, there are betas available here...
http://istumbler.net/beta/

the author is still developing this, yay!

Running the latest beta and enabling bluetooth seems to cure the crashes. I look forward to a final version where active bluetooth isn't required but for now I'm happy enough!
[Version 99]


burypromote
+1

+58
Bdikkat commented on 21 Aug 2011
The "leading wireless discovery tool for Mac OS " doesn't work on 10.7.1
[Version 99]

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burypromote
+1

+1
chiggster replied on 21 Aug 2011
I can confirm this as well. Just crashes out after running for about 10 seconds. Bummer.
burypromote
+1

+2
newacct replied on 26 Sep 2011
Try using the latest beta (see Surfpunk's review) and enabling Bluetooth on your computer
burypromote
+1

+5
Tookay commented on 19 Aug 2011
After upgrading to 10.7.1, iStumbler crashes regularly on my MacBook Air, but it doesn't crash on my iMac. No crashes on either machine under the initial 10.7 Lion. Update notes for 10.7.1 does say something about improvements to WiFi, so I'm wondering if the associated changes may be affecting iStumbler?
[Version 99]

1 Reply

burypromote
+1

+2
newacct replied on 26 Sep 2011
Try using the latest beta (see Surfpunk's review) and enabling Bluetooth on your computer
burypromote

-2

Franck Melka reviewed on 06 Apr 2011
A real great software, Swiss Knife is exactly true.

Message from France.
[Version 99]


burypromote

+60

Uncoy reviewed on 10 Mar 2011
Works a treat. After comparing it to the rest of the commercial spyware/trojans in this category, thank goodness for iStumbler. I don't know why Apple doesn't give us info on what channels are in use but iStumbler let me pick an empty channel for use on my LinkSys WTR54GL (you have to specify the channel, there's no auto) and get online.

On my way to donate right now.
[Version 99]


burypromote
+1

+18
Outer commented on 15 Nov 2010
Under Snow Leopard this must be run from an Administrator user account; otherwise the UI freezes shortly after launch. Bletch.
[Version 99]

4 Replies

burypromote
+1

+146
Thyx replied on 05 Dec 2010
Well, that's a deal breaker for sure.
burypromote
+3

+146
Thyx replied on 05 Dec 2010
... sorry, that would be deal breaker.
It works fine for me on a non-admin account. Even without entering the admin password.
burypromote

+60
Uncoy replied on 10 Mar 2011
Works for me on Snow Leopard 10.6.5 (on an Admin account). This is the sort of trinket that mainly Admin level users need anyway. Wouldn't be a dealbreaker in my opinion. Although Thyx says even this isn't true.

Great work Alf Watt. Thank you!
burypromote
+1

+146
Thyx replied on 22 Jun 2011
Well, just revisiting:
In principle I fully agree with Uncoy, but…
I am the admin of my own MacBook and a mostly remote admin of the family's Mini. Anyway, being forced to use an admin account shouldn't be necessary for anything aside fro re/deinstalling the whole OS, as I understand it. And even then I think the last time I didn't log in as admin, just gave some apps the permission.
Anyway, iStumbler does it right, thanks.
burypromote

+43
Satcomer had trouble on 13 Aug 2011
It now crashed in Lion! Will it ever get updated to work in Lion with crashing.
[Version 99]


burypromote

+2
Davehill had trouble on 16 Feb 2010
Doesn't work on Leopard.

[0x0-0x2ec2ec].net.istumbler.release-99 dyld: Symbol not found: __NSConcreteStackBlock

MU Page says it works on 10.3.9+

The older version 98 doesn't work properly on Leopard either.

B-(

Dave
[Version 99]

7 Replies

burypromote
+3

+7
Istumbler (developer) replied on 16 Feb 2010
Leopard is not supported in Release 99, says so on the web site: http://istumbler.net, which also provides links to previous versions.
burypromote

+96
Younkint replied on 16 Feb 2010
The MacUpdate info doesn't mention that the 99 release works only with Snow Leopard.
burypromote
+2

+7
Istumbler (developer) replied on 16 Feb 2010
I've asked MacUpdate to update their page, nothing else I can do to correct their oversight.
burypromote

+2
Davehill commented on 17 Feb 2010
The older 98 version for Leopard has problems:

The graph display doesn't work or works erratically.

5GHz channels show as "0".

It fills the system log with messages:

iStumbler exception getting radio info: XML parser error:
Unexpected character a at line 1
Old-style plist parser error:
Unexpected ';' or '=' after key at line 1

iStumbler WARNING: deviceInquiryComplete with error: 56
burypromote
+1

+7
Istumbler (developer) replied on 17 Feb 2010
A version of iStumbler with specific fixes Leopard was not released and is not planned.

Upgrading to SnowLeopard is well worth the $30 if you have an Intel Mac, otherwise I'm not sure why you're expecting just-released software to run on five year old equipment with an outdated OS.

There is very little incentive for software developers to support older OS Versions; users who don't upgrade their OS and hardware periodically have demonstrated that they are not interesting in spending money on software. However, for for some reason, there is a minority that feels entitled to endless updates but is unwilling to take the time to engage with the developers.

#facepalm
burypromote
-1

+14
Ashkenaz replied on 09 Jun 2010
Rubbish. While there should be no expectation of continued development or addition to the original feature set after the release of a new operating system, the expectation that the original release not be embarrassingly--at least a responsible developer would be embarrassed--bug-ridden is no less obvious. Shame on the developer for inflicting a buggy mess on his users only to move on at the earliest possible moment.
burypromote
-2

-2
Derekc06 replied on 29 Jul 2010
There's nothing quite like a douchey developer..
burypromote

+22
Tareed had trouble on 06 Dec 2009
Worked nicely before, but not under 10.6. I e-mailed the author about a six weeks ago and haven't ever gotten a response.
[Version 0.98]


burypromote

+2
The X had trouble on 04 Oct 2009
Broken with 10.6. Developer, it would be great if you could find a fix. :)
[Version 0.98]


burypromote
+1

+23
apeman had trouble on 04 Sep 2009
Stopped working with 10.6
[Version 0.98]


burypromote

+1
nohawk had trouble on 12 Oct 2008
Has anyone yet found the fix for the accumulation of vast numbers of error messages in /var/log/system.log apparently due to an outdated format being used in a plist file associated with iStumbler when running on a macbook (Leopard)?
Thanks!

macbook-pro iStumbler[14765]: exception getting radio info: XML parser error:n Unexpected character a at line 1nOld-style plist parser error:n Unexpected ';' or '=' after key at line 1
[Version 0.98]



Geraldine rated on 17 Jan 2014

[Version 100]



+8

Widber rated on 22 Aug 2013

[Version 99]



Operabrotha rated on 13 Sep 2012

[Version 99]



dnipower rated on 07 Dec 2011

[Version 99]



A7n rated on 11 Jun 2011

[Version 99]



Terio rated on 06 Apr 2011

[Version 99]



+3

Strulf rated on 12 Mar 2011

[Version 99]



-1

ProjectBuilders rated on 19 Jan 2011

[Version 99]



+146

Thyx rated on 05 Dec 2010

[Version 99]


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Date:12 Jan 2014
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